Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company and Lexington and Eastern Railway Company records

Abstract

The Lexington and Eastern Railway Company (L&E) was initially incorporated as the Kentucky Union Railway Company in 1872 and was later purchased by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company (L&N) in 1910. This collection contains case files for lawsuits filed against the L&E and L&N in eastern Kentucky in the early twentieth century. Materials include correspondence, legal documents, maps, sketches, and a few newspaper clippings and photographs relating to the cases.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company and Lexington and Eastern Railway Company records
Extent
35 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Railroads -- Appalachian Region -- History.
Railroads -- Kentucky -- History.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company and Lexington and Eastern Railway Company records, 1911-1917, 51W14, Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Lexington & Eastern Railway Company was initially incorporated as the Kentucky Union Railway Company in 1872. The railroad's primary goal was to reach coal and timber resources in southeastern Kentucky. The original line was constructed in 1886 from Kentucky Union Junction (now L and E Junction) in Clark County to Clay City in Powell County. This line was extended west to Lexington in 1890, then east to Jackson in 1891 for a total of 92 miles. On October 16, 1894, the Kentucky Union Railway was reorganized as the Lexington and Eastern Railway Company. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company purchased the L&E in November 1910 and extended the line approximately 100 miles from Dumont (near Jackson) to McRoberts at the head waters of the North Fork of the Kentucky River.
These papers were collected by Samuel M. Wilson, who served as legal counsel to the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company.
Scope and Content
This collection contains Samuel M. Wilson's case files concerning lawsuits brought against the Louisville and Nashville Railroad (L&N) and Lexington and Eastern Railway (L&E) Companies. The lawsuits were mostly filed in the eastern Kentucky counties of Perry, Lee, Letcher, Breathitt, Clark, Powell, and Wolfe in the early twentieth century. Claims brought against the railroad involve damages to land and other property; land disputes; personal injuries (employee, passenger, and other); loss of livestock; railroad right of way; late, missing, or damaged shipments; delayed telegrams; court fees; and payment due to laborers. Materials consist of court proceedings and documents, other legal papers, and Wilson's correspondence with L&N and L&E officials concerning the cases. Blueprints of sketches and maps, newspaper clippings, and some photographs relating to the lawsuits are also included.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.

Contents of the Collection

CASE FILES

The case files are arranged chronologically according to the original case file numbers assigned by Samuel Wilson, which are included in brackets at the beginning of each folder title. Files with no assigned case number are included after the numbered case files. Within each folder, materials have been kept in their original order and are mostly organized chronologically from the most recent to the earliest dated materials. For preservation purposes, large case files have been divided and numbered using "abc" sequence (for example, original case file number 15 has been divided into 15a, 15b, and 15c). Oversize materials have been removed and placed in separate boxes with cross references made between each piece and its associated case file.

1-70

[1] J.W. Snowden vs. Lexington and Eastern Railway Company, Lee Circuit Court

  • Box 1, folder 1
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[2] Mason & Hurst vs. Lexington and Eastern Railway Company

  • Box 1, folder 2
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[3] Howard Collins vs. Lexington and Eastern Railway Company, Lee Circuit Court

  • Box 1, folder 3
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[4] J.C. Snowden vs. Lexington and Eastern Railway Company, Lee Circuit Court

  • Box 1, folder 4
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[5] W.W. Short vs. Lexington and Eastern Railway Company, Lee Circuit Court

  • Box 1, folder 5
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[6] J.K.P. Turner vs. Lexington and Eastern Railway Company, Perry Circuit Court

  • Box 1, folder 6
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[7] Robert Goodwin vs. Jerry Combs, Perry Quarterly Court

  • Box 1, folder 7
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[8] J.B. Pratt vs. Pat Caudill, Perry Quarterly Court

  • Box 1, folder 8
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[9] R.B. Caudill vs. Lexington and Eastern Railway Company

  • Box 1, folder 9
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[10] Stephen Adams vs. Lexington and Eastern Railway Company

  • Box 1, folder 10
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[11a] Susan Cornett vs. J.L. Sullivan, Chester Adams, composing the firm of Sullivan & Adams, Calahan Construction Company, and Lexington & Eastern Railway Company, Letcher Circuit Court

  • Box 1, folder 11
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[11b] Susan Cornett vs. J.L. Sullivan, Chester Adams, composing the firm of Sullivan & Adams, Calahan Construction Company, and Lexington & Eastern Railway Company, Letcher Circuit Court

  • Box 1, folder 12
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[12] Kate H. Bush vs. Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, Lila B. Woodford vs. Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, Clark Circuit Court

  • Box 1, folder 13
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[13] H.C. Stidham vs. L&N, Perry Quarterly Court

  • Box 2, folder 1
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[14] J.W. Sumner vs. Wash Bates, Letcher Quarterly Court

  • Box 2, folder 2
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[15a] Perry County miscellaneous, August 1914 - December 1914

  • Box 2, folder 3
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[15b] Perry County miscellaneous, March 1915 - March 1916

  • Box 2, folder 4
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[15c] Perry County miscellaneous, April 1916 - August 1917

  • Box 2, folder 5
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[16a] Perry County miscellaneous, December 1912 - June 1914

  • Box 2, folder 6
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[16b] Perry County miscellaneous, September 1912 - June 1914

  • Box 2, folder 7
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[16c] Perry County miscellaneous, January - August 1914

  • Box 2, folder 8
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[16d] Perry County miscellaneous, January - October 1914

  • Box 2, folder 9
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[17a] Letcher County miscellaneous, January 1913 - July 1914

  • Box 3, folder 1
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[17b] Letcher County miscellaneous, August 1914 - July 1915

  • Box 3, folder 2
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[17c] Letcher County miscellaneous, January - August 1916

  • Box 3, folder 3
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[17d] Letcher County miscellaneous, May 1914 - January 1917

  • Box 3, folder 4
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[17e] Letcher County miscellaneous, February 1914 - November 1915

  • Box 3, folder 5
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[17f] Letcher County miscellaneous, January 1914 - February 1917

  • Box 3, folder 6
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[17g] Letcher County miscellaneous, May 1913 - December 1915

  • Box 3, folder 7
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[18] Wolfe County miscellaneous, November 1913 - December 1916

  • Box 3, folder 8
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[19a] Breathitt County miscellaneous, January 1913 - August 1914

  • Box 4, folder 1
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[19b] Breathitt County miscellaneous, February 1913 - January 1914

  • Box 4, folder 2
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[19c] Breathitt County miscellaneous, October 1913 - August 1914

  • Box 4, folder 3
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[19d] Breathitt County miscellaneous, August 1914 - March 1915

  • Box 4, folder 4
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[19e] Breathitt County miscellaneous, June 1915 - December 1920

  • Box 4, folder 5
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[19f] Breathitt County miscellaneous, January 1914 - April 1916

  • Box 4, folder 6
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[19g] Breathitt County miscellaneous, December 1915 - February 1917

  • Box 4, folder 7
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[19h] Breathitt County miscellaneous, January 1916 - September 1917

  • Box 4, folder 8
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[20a] Lee County miscellaneous, October 1913 - December 1915

  • Box 5, folder 1
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[20b] Lee County miscellaneous, October 1915 - September 1916

  • Box 5, folder 2
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[20c] Lee County miscellaneous, September 1916 - May 1917

  • Box 5, folder 3
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[21] Powell County miscellaneous, October 1913 - August 1917

  • Box 5, folder 4
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[23] T.W. Smith vs. L&E, Perry Circuit Court

  • Box 5, folder 5
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[24a] R.C. Napier vs. L&E, Perry Circuit Court

  • Box 5, folder 6
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[24b] R.C. Napier vs. L&E, Perry Circuit Court

  • Box 5, folder 7
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[25a] Rueben Potter vs. L&E, Letcher Circuit Court

  • Box 6, folder 1
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[25b] L&E vs. K.S. Potter, Letcher Circuit Court

  • Box 6, folder 2
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[25c] L&E vs. Samuel Bentley, Letcher County Court

  • Box 6, folder 3
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[25d] L&E vs. Polly Holbrook, Letcher County Court

  • Box 6, folder 4
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[25e] L&E vs. W.B. Holbrook, Letcher County Court

  • Box 6, folder 5
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[25f] L&E vs. Piney May Venters, Letcher County Court

  • Box 6, folder 6
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[25g] L&E vs. John Bentley, Letcher Circuit Court

  • Box 6, folder 7
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[25h] L&E vs. Rueben Potter, Letcher Circuit Court

  • Box 6, folder 8
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[26] Isaac Young vs. L&E, Perry Circuit Court

  • Box 7, folder 1
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[27] Ace Munsey vs. Bud Dixson, Perry Quarterly court

  • Box 7, folder 2
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[28] J.T. Manning vs. Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, etc., Johnson Quarterly Court

  • Box 7, folder 3
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[29] Monroe Ballard vs. L&E, Fayette Justice Court

  • Box 7, folder 4
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[30] W.D. Combs vs. L&E

  • Box 7, folder 5
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[31] Matt Cornett vs. L&E, Perry Circuit Court

  • Box 7, folder 6
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[32] Miscellaneous Clark County, December 1913 - January 1916

  • Box 7, folder 7
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[33] Robert Hardin vs. L&N, Breathitt Quarterly Court

  • Box 7, folder 8
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[34] Sam Neace vs. L&N, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 7, folder 9
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[35] Hiram Mullens vs. L&N, Breathitt Quarterly Court

  • Box 7, folder 10
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[36] Charles King vs. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 7, folder 11
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[37] Thomas R. Deaton vs. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 7, folder 12
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[38] Ben Hensley v. L&N, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 1
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[39] Harrison Oaks v. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 2
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[40] Robert J. Clay v. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 3
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[41] Tom Deaton v. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 4
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[42] Mack Hensley v. L&N, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 5
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[43] Wallace Watkins v. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 6
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[44] Harve Gross v. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 7
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[45] Bowling Coomer v. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 8
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[46] Clay Vires v. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 9
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[47] Isaac Johnson v. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 10
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[48] Alex Gross v. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 11
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[49] South Strong v. L&E, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 12
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[50a] Hardin Childers, administrator of Jay Childers, v. L&E and L&N, Breathitt Circuit Court

  • Box 8, folder 13